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I got my Asus DCUII 7950, and i probably have the lowest ASIC around here lol!

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post #9532 of 38704
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Originally Posted by Thebreezybb View Post

I got my Asus DCUII 7950, and i probably have the lowest ASIC around here lol!
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It will probably not overclock well on stock volts, but id guess 1200 with volts on the core without too much issue. Of course all cards different though.
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What tool are you guys using overclocking your 7950/7970?
MSI Afterburner, Trixx, Asus GPU Tweak?
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post #9534 of 38704
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What tool are you guys using overclocking your 7950/7970?
MSI Afterburner, Trixx, Asus GPU Tweak?

I believe the general consensus is that MSI Afterburner is the superior choice.
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All right, cheers thumb.gif

I tried most of them but couldn't really pick one. MSI Afterburner has a coreclock limit of 1100Mhz, the way to unlock this is to edit the CFG file, right? Just wanna be sure before editing things..
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Hi,
I just saw your results and I cannot comment on these since I have not checked / installed this specific Guru3d driver.
BUT based on the 8.97xx.x drivers I currently beta test (slightly newer than the ones in Guru3d) that are an absolutely complete package, I have observed a much much better picture quality (eg in BF3) and a slight drop of fps. This "drop", is not a "real" drop, since in the drivers I use, have MLAA 2.0 ENABLED and there are a lots of extra parameters available to play with...
The overall result is fantastic (picture quality wise) and really promising (lets hope they fix also the minor issue with the 2d clocks of the 2nd GPU that gets stuck at 500/150 instead of 300/150)
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Those settings you are using in CCC, do you recommend these to everyone for the best quality vs. performance ?
Thanks for your reply !
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All right, cheers thumb.gif
I tried most of them but couldn't really pick one. MSI Afterburner has a coreclock limit of 1100Mhz, the way to unlock this is to edit the CFG file, right? Just wanna be sure before editing things..

Yes, and you need two files, if you dint had RC11 driver before. Here are files you need: http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=359671
Sorry for some grammar mistakes.
@ Newbie2009
His HD 7950 DCII should overclock pretty good on stock volts, because lower ASIC quality means higher clocks with stock volts, higher ASIC means lower clocks with stock volts. That is because higher ASIC chips requires less volts for stock speeds, while lower ASIC chips requires more volts, my card stock voltage is only 0.993V, while some HD 7950 are over 1.080V. Of course this is just theory. Its not something that you can rely on for every card.
Mine card is example.
ASIC is 77.9 %, on stock volts 955 Mhz is max.
Edited by sena - 4/24/12 at 5:40am
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So you guys that have tried the new beta, are you liking or switching back? I didn't have time to test yesterday. I read that these were the best BF3 drivers yet, and then some of you are saying the are worst. Lol.
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Those settings you are using in CCC, do you recommend these to everyone for the best quality vs. performance ?
Thanks for your reply !

NO, definately not... I just got the driver yesterday and did a quick test run/bench with unigine. As you can see there are many parameters to play with and I dont really know what would be the best settings for optimum quality/performance.

We have to get screenshots, fps etc to get an idea of the optimum values.

My post's point was that even if it seems that the fps have dropped a little (in some cases) its easy to increase these by readjusting the parameters. I just wish that AMD leaves MLAA 2.0 enabled... This picture quality is very nice. smile.gif

The only problem I foresee is that we have to be very carefull with benchmark comparisons. If the parameters are NOT identical then it will be like comparing potatos to apples. smile.gif

Note: I do NOT refer to the latest Guru3d drivers!
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NO, definately not... I just got the driver yesterday and did a quick test run/bench with unigine. As you can see there are many parameters to play with and I dont really know what would be the best settings for optimum quality/performance.
We have to get screenshots, fps etc to get an idea of the optimum values.
My post's point was that even if it seems that the fps have dropped a little (in some cases) its easy to increase these by readjusting the parameters. I just wish that AMD leaves MLAA 2.0 enabled... This picture quality is very nice. smile.gif
The only problem I foresee is that we have to be very carefull with benchmark comparisons. If the parameters are NOT identical then it will be like comparing potatos to apples. smile.gif
Note: I do NOT refer to the latest Guru3d drivers!

I could care less about NEW parameters from AMD. They can't get the original ones to even work right, so why start adding more BS to the mix. Fix what's there first and then move to new ones.
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